Riverfront Times Endorses Al Sharpton—As Mayor

march 25, 2004  11:01 am
The St. Louis weekly's editors and writers were saddened when the Rev. Al Sharpton abandoned his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. "Sure, he didn't win many votes, but out on the hustings he stole the show," they write. Not only did the candidate from Queens speak the hard, bitter truth, he got off some really good one-liners—and that's why he'd make a great mayor of St. Louis. To help residents reimagine their troubled city, the Times offers a slide show featuring Sharpton inserted into various local scenes.